Reds rally in 9th against Melancon, beat Padres 5-4

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Posted at 7:32 AM, Jul 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-02 10:32:25-04

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Kyle Farmer hit a tying homer in the bottom of the ninth inning and Tyler Stephenson drove in the winning run with a two-out single to rally the Cincinnati Reds past the San Diego Padres 5-4.

Farmer smashed a shot to center field with one out against closer Mark Melancon, who then loaded the bases before Stephenson lined a 1-0 pitch down the right-field line.

Cincinnati salvaged the series finale and finally stopped the Padres, who had beaten the Reds six times in the past two weeks while winning 11 of 12 overall.